Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Port Macquarie

It's been "all systems go" since I arrived back from my trip across Australia.
I have done samples for my Never-Ending Card classes,
both at Alice in Paperland Sydney store and the Port Macquarie store;
and tried to keep up with various challenges that I like to play along with.

Last weekend my BFF and I set off bright and early on Thursday morning to go to the
Stitches & Craft Show in Newcastle.
We had a lovely time browsing all the stalls, watched a couple of demos, 
and came home with a bit more stash to add to our collections.

On Friday morning, we popped our bags on the back seat of the car
and set off for Port Macquarie on the mid north coast.  Although the traffic was good, we encountered rain from Newcastle all the way to Taree, where we stopped for lunch.
After lunch we wandered down to the river to admire the view before getting back in the car to continue our journey north.  As we approached a round-about on the way out of town, we spied the local scrapbooking shop, so of course we had to stop and have a look!!!

Once we arrived in Port Macquarie, we quickly found Alice's store, and had a lovely time catching up with Nicole as we unloaded the car boot with goodies for the store.
We then checked into our hotel and Nicole gave us a guided tour around town before we dropped her back at the store for Late Night Scrapping.

On Saturday morning, five lovely ladies joined my 
Never-Ending Christmas Card class
and all seemed very happy with their efforts.

After enjoying fish & chips for lunch in the park down along the river, my BFF and I decided to go strawberry picking at a farm just out of town.  We bought a little tub of chocolate dipping sauce and decided it would make a very nice dessert that night - mmmmm ........... YUM!!!

We drove along the coastline, stopping at Lighthouse Beach to admire the view, then headed back to our hotel for a short rest before deciding where to eat dinner.

After breakfast on Sunday morning, we checked out of our hotel and headed off to look at some local markets.  We then made our way through Lake Cathie, Bonny Hills, North Haven and Laurieton.  Over the bridge from Laurieton is Dunbogan where another friend from Alice's has recently bought a house, so we stopped by to admire her new home, and across the road, her lovely boat, moored on the river.  Then it was homeward bound.  Apart from the rain on our way north on Friday, the weather was just perfect for the remainder of the weekend.

After staying the night with my BFF, I visited my favourite shop on the central coast,
Pages 2 Scrap, bought a couple of items to add to my stash, and then continued home to Sydney.

Come back tomorrow and I will show you the challenges I've been working on.

Happy Crafting!!!

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful road trips with your BFF, Helen! I cannot even imagine anything any more fun to do with a bestie! Can't wait to see what you make with your new stash! Glad you are home safely!


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